A Federal Argentine Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal filed by the former president (2007-2015) and current vice president of the South American country, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in relation to the so-called “case of the notebooks”.
Argentina's Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday in Buenos Aires with his Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo to discuss a 33% increase in bilateral trade, among other issues.
Colombia's President Iván Duque Tuesday told the European Parliament that Latin America was not going to be the stage of “geopolitical games of other nations,” which highly resemble the Cold War between the United States and its allies against the Soviet Union. His remarks were pointing at Russia's increasing military presence in Venezuela.
On Tuesday the Falklands government in an official release reiterated the need for human rights and democratic liberties of the Falklands' nation to be respected, particularly self-determination.
Authorities in the Brazilian city of Petropolis in the State of Rio de Janeiro Tuesday reported at least 23 people had died and hundreds had been evacuated from their homes due to heavy rains and subsequent flooding in the city's mountainous area.
Despite requirements from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that inflation needs to be under control, Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) Tuesday reported January's figures had reached 3.9% for a 50.7% YoY.
A veteran Chilean politician who among other appointments was Minister of Mines under the deposed Socialist government of Salvador Allende in 1973, and later held other ministerial responsibilities following the return of democracy in 1990, strongly criticized the initiative to again nationalize the mining companies which operate in Chile, as proposed in the Constitutional Convention drafting a new constitution.
The Government of Peru Tuesday decided to reopen all crossings to Bolivia after two years. The measure had been taken in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, only fully vaccinated travelers may enter Peru, it was reported.
The Xunta of Galicia, the government of the northeast of Spain will declare a day of mourning in the region following the sinking of the trawler Villa de Pitanxo, off Newfoundland, with the loss of ten lives and another eleven who remain missing. The tragedy occurred on Tuesday in the midst of a North Atlantic storm, and despite a huge rescue effort only three out of 24 crew members managed to survive under hypothermal conditions.
A survey of financial operators in Chile anticipates that the aggressive policy of the country's central bank to combat rising prices will continue to hike interest rates, anticipating the basic rate from the bank's Monetary Policy office will be reaching 8% by next May.